From Human Cells to Tissue-Engineered Esophagus

22 October 2014

In a first step toward future human therapies, researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have shown that esophageal tissue can be grown in vivo from both human and mouse cells. The study has been published […] LEARN MORE

Recent Eat survey of EA patients

18 October 2014

Surgery is life saving, After-care is life enhancing In July and August 2014, EAT conducted an inter­net-based international survey of parents/carers and EA patients which generated very nearly 1000 responses. This survey contained 40 questions which, besides capturing each patient’s national­ity, […] LEARN MORE

4th international conference on esophageal atresia

17 October 2014

On behalf of the Organising Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the “Fourth International Conference on Oesophageal Atresia”, which will be held in Sydney under the auspices of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, in September […] LEARN MORE

Campaign for European Year for Rare Diseases 2019

05 October 2014

Each year since 1983, the EU has chosen a specific topic for the European Year in order to encourage debate and dialogue within and between European countries. By acting together, we aim to make 2019 the European Year for Rare […] LEARN MORE

EA Conference October 2-3, 2014 Rotterdam

04 October 2014

The 3rd International Conference on Esophageal Atresia was held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on October 2 and 3, 2014. This meeting put together multidisciplinary teams and family support groups dedicated to the care of EA patients all over the world. Here […] LEARN MORE

Long segment colonic interposition

28 September 2014

Here is a great video from the Esophageal Center at Cincinatti children’s explaining the long segment colonic interposition. This technique is used to o correct long-gap Esophageal Atresia or repair severe damage to the length of the esophagus, a portion of […] LEARN MORE

My life as Europe’s senior TOF – by Bridget Barson !

08 July 2014

Many TOFS members will know that TOF/OA was first successfully treated in 1941 in the USA. In 1947 came the first successful TOF/OA surgery in Europe, at Hammersmith Hospital, London. Bridget Barson was that baby! As Europe’s senior TOF, she is an […] LEARN MORE

Call for volunteers to participate in a study on stenosis treatment

06 May 2014

A group of European experts are carrying on a study in order to evaluate the efficiency of the Biodegradable stents for benign refractory oesophageal stenosis.  This evaluation is carried on by EUnetHTA partners. EUnetHTA , the European Network of Health […] LEARN MORE